ODS with formulas doesn't run in MS Office

theo.schmidt at wilhelmtux.ch theo.schmidt at wilhelmtux.ch
Sun Oct 20 08:09:02 UTC 2013

Hi Andres,
> You might be able to report it to the libreoffice team and people
> there might have a quick work around until they reverse engineer the
> problem. Or confirm that MS office is not playing ball with open
> document formats. I would make sure you are running the latest
> version of libreoffice as well. Maybe not as far as the developer
> version though.

Interesting. You suggest that the ODS written by LibreOffice is 
non-standard (as we know, strictly speaking), so that MS Office is not 
able to deal with it. I never thought of that. However I suspect that 
Microsoft does it on purpose in order to give ODF a bad reputation. What 
I don't understand is why Sun's ODF plugin doesn't work. With 75MB to 
play with! Maybe the developers were so occupied with ODT that they 
forgot about ODS.

Cheers, Theo

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